Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Snowflake set

I bet you thought I was done with snowflakes for a while!  Yes and no.  I don’t have any new ones to share but I wanted to show you the completed snowflake runner.

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Well, maybe now it’s a chair-back runner instead of a table runner!  I tossed the runner over the back of the chair temporarily when I was tidying up. I rather like it paired up with the pillow, and it makes a nice pad for the back of the chair.  I think it might live there for a little while!

I quilted in the ditch all around the snowflakes and borders and the long ”fringe” piano keys on the end.  My plan was to stop there, but the side borders rippled because there was denser quilting in the middle than on the sides.  Hmph. OK fine then!  I freemotioned some freeform loopy stuff (highly technical term) with silver metallic thread and love the result.  It reminds me of the path of light fluffy flakes blown about by the wind.  Plus it took care of that waviness in the border.  It’s nice and flat again.

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If you’ve been following for a while, you probably know that I’m more of a marking kind of gal and I like symmetry.  Freeform was a bit of a stretch but it came out fine.  I did chicken out before adding some in the background of the snowflakes though!

Also, I’m glad I didn’t throw out that metallic thread when I was trying to make more room in my sewing storage and thought I’d never actually use it again.  I had bought it for a class about 12 years ago and hadn’t liked the results then at all, but it was just the right thread for this runner.

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15 comments:

  1. I can't decide if I like your runner more on the chair or the table. What a beautiful finish. And I like your free form in the border. :)

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  2. LOVE the runner!! And I think it looks spectacular on the chair! I am getting back to snowflakes next week. . . I am going to finish this pastel quilt even if it kills me!! LOL

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  3. I love the icy blues with the snowflakes. And the runner looks great against the pale wood of the rocker. The loopy-stuff is a nice addition - makes me think of wind blowing them along.

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  4. Great job on the FMQ! Your runner looks good on both the table and chair... maybe you need to make another one?

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  5. Very, very pretty!
    I hear you on the marking thing. That is my tendency, too. But every now and then I get brave, like you. This seemed to turn out very well!

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  6. I missed he first snowflake but made the second one. I think I will definitely make more. I never paperpieced this way before but it works well. I need to reread the tutorial as I put my parts together and sewed thru the freezer paper. I used a deep blue batik with tiny silver stars and a whiteonwhite.thank you for shaing your patterns and tutorial.,I think it is lovely and the tutorial was excellent. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. Joanne it turned out very pretty and looks so lovely on the back of your chair with the matching pillow! Love them! I aim to make one too with your wonderful patterns!

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  8. That is gorgeous! You did a great job with the free motion loops in the border. It will be wonderful to display all winter.

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  9. Dammit. I was planning on waiting until the new year before playing with the snowflake patterns... must resist temptation... too much on the before Christmas to do list! Ahhh stuff it, where are my foundation pieces?

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  10. Your set looks great, I love how they have turned out, beautiful!! The metallic thread in the border adds a nice little something extra!

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  11. The blue background with white snowflakes is just perfect and I love how you quilted it. Very pretty!

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  12. I love it on the chair, with the pillow! ---"Love"

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  13. Pretty pretty! Table runner, chair back runner, bed runner anyone? That is a thought I've had...and metallic thread is the perfect choice. Glad you went for it. Sometimes that can be very freeing!

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  14. Love the colors of Blue; goes so well with Snowflakes. I am thinking Winter! I know the runner will add comfort to the back of the chair; and yes I think it looks really good there paired up with the pillow.

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